Who else here has been fishing for 'gills on circle hooks? I've started using circle hooks from size 6 down to 10's depending on the size of the fish I'm catching. I fish them on my light and ultra light rods with a sliding rig, 1/4 oz. bell or egg sinker depending on current, and 12"-18" leader. Works really good, especially for the big ones, as the extra weight can get you longer casts into the spots without spooking them as bad. For the big ones I fish a whole nightcrawler. If the little boys abound, I downsize my weight, go to ultralight, and just have a blast. This also works good for catching bait 'gills for flatheads, as there are very few gut hookings and therefore keeps he bait alive and healthy longer!